Im looking at the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe or the Asus A8N5X
I really dont plan to OC for now, but in the future, if I dont feel like building a new rig, then I would OC this one just for the hell of it.
I like asus, im using asus right now on my old intel system, and now that im building a new system, im using an AMD X2 3800 and I want a motherboard but im not sure which one...oh, and I dont care much for the Double SLI video card thing, if its there, thats nice, if its not, its ok, but i dont plan on using the 2 video card thing so its not that important
What I want to build basically is an AMD X2 3800 and Use an ATI video card (I love ATI )
An issue that started out as a rumor and was first officially published in my P4C800-E Deluxe review at SysOpt. I noticed on that board, that increasing the vCore past 1.60v would destabilize it. The issue was not found on new boards but became obvious within one month of use.
If Asus's A64 boards are doing a similar thing at a lower voltage, well, that's an indictment of Asus's slipping standards. I now recommend Foxconn over Asus when quality is more important than features.
An Opteron 165 for socket 939 will work fine on these boards. In fact, it tends to come more recommended than the x2 3800+ on these forums, since it's apparently better constructed, is more stable, and OCs very well. I was about to commit to an x2 3800 myself, but reading these forums convinced me to spring the extra few bucks for the 165. (Just don't get it on NewEgg, you can find it for much cheaper elsewhere.)
I'm also getting the SLI counterpart of that EPoX board (just in case...), but both come pretty well recommended. It's cheaper than the A8N SLI and has most of the important features of that board.